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February 22, 2017 09:47 UTC

Ex-lawmaker Quader Khan put on 10-day remand

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Mainul Hasan Yusuf passed the order on Wednesday, when police produced him before the court with a 10-day remand plea. Gaibandha court police Assistant Sub-Inspector Shah Alam confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune. The former vice president of Jatiya Party was arrested from his residence in Bogra on Tuesday and later brought to Gaibandha. Liton was shot at his village home in Sundarganj’s Masterpara on December 31 last year. He died at a hospital after several hours.

February 22, 2017 09:01 UTC

China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles: US officials

The development is likely to raise questions about whether and how the United States will respond, given its vows to take a tough line on China in the South China Sea. Trump's administration has called China's island building in the South China Sea illegal. A Pentagon spokesman said the United States remained committed to "non-militarization in the South China Sea" and urged all claimants to take actions consistent with international law. LONGER RANGEGreg Poling, a South China Sea expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said in a December report that China apparently had installed weapons, including anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, on all seven of the islands it has built in the South China Sea. "There is a tendency here in Washington to imagine that it's all about us, but we are not a claimant in the South China Sea," Freeman said.

February 22, 2017 08:26 UTC

Truck runs over 6-year-old girl in Mymensingh

The accident has been reported from Tarakanda Upazila on Wednesday morning. Tarakanda police OC Majaharul Hoque said a Netrokona-bound truck ran over Tanzina Akter while she was playing near her home beside the Mymensingh-Netrokona Highway. She died on the spot, he added. Following the incident, locals blocked the highway, which caused disruption of traffic for half an hour, said the police officer. The body has been sent to the Mymensingh Medical College Hospital for autopsy.

February 22, 2017 08:00 UTC

Curfew imposed after 14 people killed in ethnic fighting in central Nigeria

Gunmen shot dead at least 14 villagers and destroyed property in an attack on the Kaura village of Takad in southern Kaduna state on Monday, said Enock Andong, a local community leader. Kaduna – a flashpoint for north-south, Muslim-Christian frictions – has in recent months seen the worst violence since 800 people were killed in riots after elections in 2011. Aruwan said a curfew “became necessary to protect life and property and avoid the further breakdown of law and order”. “Only essential workers and those on humanitarian services are allowed movement after due clearance by security agencies,” he said. The Kaduna state government said on Monday a garrison commander from the Nigerian Army’s First Division had been sent to the southern region to coordinate a response to such attacks.

February 22, 2017 07:46 UTC

Bus driver gets life term in deaths of Tareque, Mishuk

Court sentences bus driver to life in case over deaths of Tareque Masud, Mishuk MunierA Manikganj court has ordered life in prison for the man who was driving the bus involved in a road crash that left filmmaker Tareque Masud, ATN News CEO Mishuk Munier and three others killed.On Wednesday, the court of additional district and sessions judge delivered the verdict over the 2011 road crash.The accident occurred when a bus hit a car on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway at the district's Ghior Upazila on Aug 13 that year.The court found the bus driver Jamir Hossain guilty and ordered life imprisonment.The three others killed in the crash are the car's driver 'Mustafiz', Tareque's production manager 'Wasim' and staffer 'Jamal'.Tareque's wife Catherine, painter Dhali Al-Mamun and his wife Dilara Begum Jolly, and Tareque's production assistant Saidul Islam sustained injuries, reports bdnews24.com.They were on their way back to Dhaka from Manikganj after visiting a shooting location for a new film.The local police started a case against the driver of the 'Deluxe Paribahan' bus and two days later, Jamir Hossain was arrested from Meherpur.He had then claimed the other vehicle's driver was responsible for the accident.A probe by the communication ministry found that both drivers have been negligent.Born in 1956 in Faridpur, Tareque directed a number of critically acclaimed films such as 'Muktir Gaan' (The Song of Freedom) in 1995, 'Muktir Kotha' (The Story of Freedom) in 1996 and 'Matir Moina' (The Clay Bird), which won the International Critics' Prize and a FIPRESCI Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.He made his directorial debut with the documentary 'Adam Surat' (The Inner Strength) on the Bangladeshi painter SM Sultan in 1989.Tareque also ran a film production house named Audiovision along with his US-born wife Catherine.Banned by the government in May 2002, Matir Moina was the first film from Bangladesh to be put on general release in the UK.It was also the first Bangladeshi film to compete for the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category.The latest films of the couple were 'Ontarjatra' (The Homeland) released in 2006 and 'Runway' in 2010.Tareque was killed on his way back to Dhaka from Manikganj after visiting a shooting location for his new film 'Kagojer Phool' (the Paper Flower).A reputed cinematographer, Mishuk was born in Noakhali district in 1959. The son of martyred intellectual Munier Chowdhury, Mishuk did his master's in mass communication and journalism from Dhaka University.He was associated with film making for the last 20 years. He was also an internationally reputed news and documentary cameraman.Mishuk also taught broadcast journalism at the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of Dhaka University.He took charge of ATN News station in Nov 2010, having previously worked with The Real News, a Canada-US based television news and documentary network, and the BBC.Since 2004 till 2010, he held the post of director, news operations in Real News Network at Toronto in Canada.He was the key shooting person for BBC world service, WTN, ARD1, Channel 4, CBC and Discovery Health in Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Singapore, Malaysia and Canada.Mishuk Munier worked as the head of news operations for Ekushey Television (ETV), the first private terrestrial television in Bangladesh.Mishuk was the chief cinematographer of Tareque Masud's film 'Runway'. He worked as the director of photography for 'Return to Kandahar' (2003) and also as the cinematographer of 'Words of Freedom' (1999).

February 22, 2017 07:41 UTC

Turkey detains 35 suspected IS members

Police carried out simultaneous raids in 41 locations across the city and collected several documents linked to the jihadist group, it said. The group has been blamed for at least half a dozen attacks on civilian targets in Turkey over the past 18 months, prompting the authorities to intensify efforts to break up its suspected networks. Thirty-nine people, mainly foreigners, were killed on New Year’s Day when an Islamic State militant opened fire inside the Reina nightclub Istanbul. Islamic State said the attack was revenge for Turkish military involvement in Syria. NATO member Turkey is part of the US-led coalition against Islamic State and launched an incursion into Syria in August to drive the jihadist group and Kurdish militia fighters away from its borders.

February 22, 2017 07:35 UTC

Five commended, including boy who saved dad

Robert Cameron spoke with the boy, subsequently identified as Bryson Reed, who told him that he could not awaken his father. When the boy confirmed his father is diabetic, Cameron realized he was familiar with him and provided the 911 call center with his address. Paramedic Nathan Mills and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Dennis Comeau quickly treated the patient, who suffered from hypoglycemia. But for the timely response of all those involved, Adams wrote in commending their performance, "the patient most likely would have died in the presence of his child." All five "and especially Bryson," he continued, "were outstanding and worthy of recognition for saving a life."

February 22, 2017 07:18 UTC

Snowshoeing blind – and loving it

Members of "Youth Adventures," a program by the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, enjoy an outing at Gunstock Mountain Resort. This outing, organized by the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, christened an effort to welcome young people who are blind and visually impaired and give them an expanded list of fitness activities that they can enjoy. Hurd, who is blind, said the new "Youth Adventures" program is open to any youth in grades four through 12 with any kind of vision loss. The Gunstock outing was the first time for many of the young people to explore and learn how to snowshoe. For more information, visit the New Hampshire Association for the Blind at www.sightcenter.org.

February 22, 2017 07:18 UTC

Bartender’s dilemma

She has also been charged with five counts of second-degree assault, reckless conduct and six counts of aggravated DWI, alleging alternate theories. State investigators determined that Kelley has just downed two potent cocktails within 15 minutes, and also had "drugs in her urine." Kelley was an employee of the inn at the time of the accident and worked as a banquet bartender. Duggan further claims that an investigation shows that Kelley may have additional alcohol not provided by the inn. A Dover woman has filed a lawsuit against the Wolfeboro Inn claiming they negligently served alcohol to a motorist who crashed into her head-on causing severe injuries.

February 22, 2017 07:18 UTC

Nordic skiers thrive amid peak conditions

Rick Persons of Laconia relishes the chance to learn cross country skiing at Gunstock Mountain Resort Tuesday. Nordic skiing and snowshoeing conditions remained excellent with ample snow. At the Gunstock Nordic Ski School, Tuesday marked the calm after the storm, both literally and figuratively. Ski trails are sensitive to thaws, so the mountain nordic center is protective of the two-foot-plus base. The resort on Tuesday reported 20 to 32 inches of base depth varying across 34 nordic trails totaling 33 kilometers in length.

February 22, 2017 07:18 UTC

‘Bizarre’ fire at Genesis

By MICHAEL KITCH, LACONIA DAILY SUNLACONIA — "It wasn't a big fire," said Fire Chief Ken Erickson, "but it was one of the most bizarre small fires I've ever seen." Shortly after 10 a.m. on Tuesday firefighters from the Central and Weirs Beach Stations were called to the Genesis Rehabilitation Center at 175 Blueberry Lane where a member of the staff told them a chair had been set alight but the fire had been extinguished. A member of staff saw the smoke, sounded the alarm, evacuated the room and put out the fire. "It's not a big story," Erickson admitted, "but it's an interesting one." He said that had the fire spread throughout the room, destroying the mirror and the chair, an investigation would probably have reported that it started with a cigarette.

February 22, 2017 07:18 UTC

Barisal oil tanker blast victim succumbs to burn injuries

Humayun Kabir, 34, succumbed to his injuries around 10:30am on Wednesday, said DMCH burns unit's Resident Doctor Partha Shankar Paul. He had suffered 90 percent burns. The tanker was heading to an oil depot in Barisal from Chittagong through the Kirtankhola River. Among them, Abu Sufian was admitted to the Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barisal while the rest - Kabir, 'Shahidul' and 'Nazmul' - were transferred to the DMCH the same day. Shahidul has suffered 50 percent burns while Nazmul more than 80 percent, doctors at the DMCH.

February 22, 2017 07:18 UTC

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February 22, 2017 07:05 UTC

Netanyahu blasts UN ‘hypocrisy’, Australian PM opposes ‘one-sided resolutions’

Turnbull welcomed Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday as the first Israeli prime minister to visit Australia and reiterated Australia’s support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. “My government will not support one-sided resolutions criticizing Israel of the kind recently adopted by the UN Security Council and we deplore the boycott campaigns designed to delegitimise the Jewish state,” Turnbull wrote in an editorial in The Australian newspaper. “Australia has been courageously willing to puncture UN hypocrisy more than once,” Netanyahu said. Netanyahu said any solution would need Palestine to recognise Israel, which would also have security control of the territories. While in Australia, Netanyahu is scheduled to sign agreements fostering closer economic and defense cooperation.

February 22, 2017 06:59 UTC

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